IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University

IdeaFest Journal is an annual, peer-reviewed journal that showcases the work of faculty, staff, and students at Humboldt State University. The journal is an outgrowth of Humboldt State University’s IdeaFest, a day-long event which celebrates the collaborative research and creative projects of faculty and students from across campus.

The journal is open to all members of the Humboldt State University community, regardless of involvement in ideaFest events. The deadline for submission is December 20, 2019.

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Current Volume: Volume 2 (2018) ideaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University


Searching for a Connection Between Radio Emission and UV/Optical Absorption in Quasars
Sean S. Haas, Carla P. Quintero, and Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo


How Many Quasars Have Extremely High Velocity Outflows?
Carla P. Quintero, Sean S. Haas, and Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo


Teaching Apportionment
Charles M. Biles

As a biologist, I’ve seen many sides of academic research – from the gritty field work to the final write-up, and ultimately publication, of a piece of work. I am eternally grateful to have had the opportunity to expe¬rience yet another side of academic research as the managing editor of this journal. It is such an invaluable resource that we have as a community at HSU – there are no publication costs, the articles are accessible to anyone online for free, and it allows authors to have more control over how their research is presented. In present times, it may seem difficult to feel that our voice is being heard and that the research that we devote our time and energy to matters. However, I guarantee you that your work matters and that staying silent is much worse than the fear of being ignored.

I hope that through the publication of this second volume, the HSU community will be moved and inspired to submit their own work in the coming years. Education should not be squandered, research should not go unpublished, and important and innovative questions in academia should not go unanswered. I encourage all of you reading this current volume to ask yourself what you can do to contribute to the next issue and become advocates of research that our world so greatly needs today.

Carolyn Delevich, Managing Editor